Caterpillar Skip Loader Tire Options

Skip Loader Tires
Skip Loader Tires

 

Are you looking to replace the tires on your Caterpillar Skip Loader but aren’t quite sure which Caterpillar Tires are the best option? Then look no further because this article is for you.

With so many tires options on the market, it can be hard choosing the right ones. In this article, we have listed three Caterpillar Tire options that are best suited for your skip loader. The three recommended options are the Premium Conventional, XD, and Premium Conventional Flotation.

Because these Caterpillar Skip Loader Tires are either categorized as Premium Conventional or XD Tires, we decided to include a list of advantages and tire sizes for each type of tire.

Having the right information will help you make the right purchase decision for your Caterpillar Skip Loader.

Three Recommended CAT Tire Models for Skip Loaders

When it comes to choosing the right tires for your skip loader, it is best to choose tires that give you the right amount of floatation. These tires are usually going to be pneumatic but some solid tires may work. Below I have listed three types of tires that Caterpillar carries which are recommended for your Caterpillar Skip Loader.

  1. Premium Conventional Tires
  2. XD Tires
  3. Premium Conventional Floatation Tires

Advantages of Premium Conventional, Premium Conventional Flotation, and XD CAT Tires

Choosing the right tire for your skip loader can be difficult because both the Premium Conventional and XD Tires have different advantages. Here is a list of the different advantages and the benefits each tire provides. Keep in mind that your purchase decision weighs heavily on the type of terrain you are using your machine on.

Premium Conventional Tire Advantages

  • Self Cleaning with open tread design for reduced maintenance time
  • Extra-large tapered lugs for increased traction
  • Dual sidewall construction for puncture resistance
  • An advanced blend of natural and synthetic rubber and reinforced bead area to increase longevity
  • Heavy rim guard for extra protection of wheel flange and tire bead

Premium Conventional Flotation Advantages

  • Self Cleaning with open tread design for reduced maintenance time
  • Extra-large tapered lugs for increased traction
  • Dual sidewall construction for puncture resistance
  • An advanced blend of natural and synthetic rubber and reinforced bead area to increase longevity
  • Heavy rim guard for extra protection of wheel flange and tire bead
  • Wider footprint for better load distribution
  • Stability in soft terrain without sinking
  • 12 ply rating for greater load capacity

XD Advantages

  • 14 ply rating for advanced puncture and tear protection
  • 40% deeper tread depth than the Premium Conventional for tough terrain
  • Less void between lugs to spread the wear across a wider surface area
  • Superior carcass strength able to bear up to 1300 lbs more than competitive models

Choosing CAT Skip Loader Tires by Application and Size

The two main things that you want to look for when choosing your new set of Caterpillar Skip Loader tires is the size of the tires and the applications they can be used on. It’s also important to understand the type of tread these Caterpillar Tires are equipped with. Listed below is some general information about these tires, recommended applications, and tire sizes.

Caterpillar Premium Conventional Tires

Premium Conventional Tires for the Caterpillar Skip Loader are high-quality pneumatic tires. These tires are equipped with the industry’s deepest tread depth and thick sidewall. These tires are mainly used for the following applications:

Highly Recommended Applications

  • Dry Soil
  • Snow

Additional Recommended Applications

  • Sedimentary Rock
  • Rocky Soil
  • Quarries
  • Wet Soil
  • Sandy Soil

Premium Conventional Caterpillar Tires come in the following tires sizes:

  • 317mm (12.5in) with a 457mm (18in) wheel diameter
  • 467mm (18.4in) with a 660mm (26in) wheel diameter
  • 429mm (16.9in) with a 711mm (28in) wheel diameter

XD Tires for Caterpillar Skip Loaders

The second type of Caterpillar Skip Loader Tire is the XD. This tire is best used in extreme conditions and rigorous environments. Equipped with ultra-heavy sidewalls and an extra-large rim guard, the XD tire provides a feeling of safety when contractors and homeowners are facing more difficult projects on the jobsite. XD Tires are typically recommended for the following applications:

High Recommended Applications

  • Asphalt
  • Bricks
  • Sand Stone
  • Rocky Soil
  • Sedimentary Rock

Additional Recommended Applications

  • Concrete
  • Scrap Yard
  • Gravel
  • Dry Soil
  • Wet Soil

Caterpillar offers the XD Tires in the following tire sizes:

  • 317mm (12.5in) with a 457mm (18in) wheel diameter
  • 467mm (18.4in) with a 660mm (26in) wheel diameter
  • 429mm (16.9in) with a 711mm (28in) wheel diameter

Premium Conventional Flotation Tires

The third type of tire recommended for your skip loader is the Premium Conventional Flotation Tire. This tire is a great choice when you need a tire that will work on soft terrains, such as a nursery, sand or some landscaping sites. Premium Conventional Flotation Tires are designed to create less ground pressure. It is best to use this tire type on the following applications:

Highly Recommended Applications

  • Wet Soil
  • Sandy Soil
  • Mud

Additional Recommended Applications

  • Rocky Soil
  • Dry Soil
  • Snow

Caterpillar offers the Premium Conventional Flotation Tires in the following tire sizes:

  • 317mm (12.5in) with a 457mm (18in) wheel diameter
  • 467mm (18.4in) with a 660mm (26in) wheel diameter
  • 429mm (16.9in) with a 711mm (28in) wheel diameter

Replacing Your Skip Loader Tires

Here at Monster Tires, we go above and beyond just saving you time and money. We provide eight different brands of high-quality skip loader tires that are puncture resistant and have peak performance tread.

If you feel that the tires on your skip loader may be running on low levels of tread, check to see if they are safe to operate, before you wind up with unnecessary accidents and machine downtime.

If you have any questions about tire sizes, diameter, weight or width, please contact us at 530.292.6400 or fill out our contact form and one of our expert staff members will help you find the exact tire you are looking for.

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